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Friday 27 February 2015

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Extraordinary images of our planet from international photographers, celebrating the 50th competition.

  • Everyone Everyone
Specimen Preparation Area in Action: Honduras Cloud Forest Invertebrates
Specimen Preparation Area in Action: Honduras Cloud Forest Invertebrates

See our scientists and volunteers in action in the Specimen Preparation Area (SPA) of the Darwin Centre Cocoon.

11:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 16:30

  • Everyone Everyone
Lates
Lates

Enjoy exhibitions, galleries and special events in the evening with food, drink and friends.

18:00 - 22:00

  • Adults Adults
The Bigger Picture: Faking It
The Bigger Picture: Faking It

Has technology taken the skill out of photography? Join the debate about digital editing with industry experts.

19:00 - 20:45

  • Adults Adults
Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

Pick up a handheld guide to explore the Museum's galleries and collections when you visit.

  • Everyone Everyone
Investigate for schools
Investigate for schools

School event (KS1, 2 and 3): Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 1)
Dino Scene Investigation
Dino Scene Investigation

Schools event (KS2) - Uncover a replica dinosaur skull and learn more about the wonderful world of fossils.

10:30 - 11:15, 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Spirit Collection Tours
Spirit Collection Tours

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin. Free tickets at information desks.

10:40 - 11:10, 11:40 - 12:10, 12:40 - 13:10

  • Everyone Everyone
Interactive Film: Who do you think you really are? - schools screening
Interactive Film: Who do you think you really are? - schools screening

This interactive film will transport your students back in time to explore the tree of life.

10:45 - 11:35, 12:00 - 12:50, 13:15 - 14:05

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 4)
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended
Spirit Collection Tours - Extended

See hidden treasures such as the giant squid or specimens collected by Charles Darwin. Free tickets at information desks.

13:30 - 14:20

  • Everyone Everyone
Virtual Palaeontology
Virtual Palaeontology

Find out how fossils can be turned into 3-D images using the latest technology.

14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
Who do you think you really are? Interactive film
Who do you think you really are? Interactive film

Augmented reality brings extinct creatures to life in the studio in our interactive film about evolution.

15:30 - 16:20

  • Everyone Everyone
Investigate for families
Investigate for families

Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre. Centre closes at 17:00. Last entry is at 16.30.

15:30 - 17:00

  • Families Families (all ages)
Nature Through the Lens
Nature Through the Lens

This fascinating 15-minute documentary marks key breathroughs in wildlife film-making over the past 100 years.

16:30 - 16:45

  • Everyone Everyone
David Attenborough: Life on Camera
David Attenborough: Life on Camera

Find out about Britain's foremost naturalist and broadcaster featuring some of the best loved clips from his TV series.

16:50 - 17:05

  • Everyone Everyone
Wildscapes
Wildscapes

Experience what it's like to be an animal on the African Plain, in the ocean, and at the Arctic and Antarctic Poles.

17:10 - 17:25

  • Everyone Everyone
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